A Probable Series by Simmons B. Buntin
Time, the elements, and the beautiful gods of Southern California permitting, I am blogging the Terrain.org experience in Los Angeles over the next few days.
Already we are on to the final day of the Terrain.org booth (510) at the bookfair of the Annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference: Saturday. Good folk, if you haven’t yet stopped by the booth, now is the time (though I’m sorry to report we are out of chocolate).
Observed at #AWP16
Poetry editor Derek Sheffield on a skateboard, borrowed from our young and hip Recommended Reads editor Paulina Jenney, cutting the smooth pavement of LA Live.
Overheard at #AWP16
The Coolest Contributor Story Ever
Tom Montgomery Fate told me the coolest contributor story ever last night: Following the publication of his video essay (with Dwight Irwin) titled “Lake Glass” in Terrain.org two Septembers ago, Tom was contacted by a representative of a consortium of Colorado community colleges who viewed and loved the essay. That resulted in the purchase of 5,000 copies of Tom’s wonderful book Cabin Fever, plus a tour across Colorado communities to read from and discuss the book, plus a very nice additional payment I’m not at liberty to share. Wow, what a dream story!
Tom, we look forward to your donation… 😉
Following the conference yesterday I joined the good folks from Boston College who edit Post Road and enjoyed the very smooth and flavorful Red Trolley Ale from Carlsbad’s Karl Strauss Brewing Company. It was an Irish red. It was delightful.
Photo of downtown Los Angeles courtesy Pixabay.